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Why we like it
- An urban oasis just steps from La Scala
- Asian holistic spa
- Two outdoor zen gardens
The hotel takes part in Milan's many events, from Fashion Week to Milan Expo, so you can be at the heart of the action.
My travel consultant, Sarah Brunger, was very polite to talk to over the phone and I felt as though she asked all the right questions. She was very kind and presented me with a number of options to choose from and even after I had made a choice, was very accommodating with the specific changes I was requesting.
- NP, London
Set across four 18th century buildings, the Mandarin Oriental, Milan was once a bank but is now the newest addition to Milan’s glittering luxury hotel scene. On the doorstep of La Scala, the famous opera house, the 104 rooms and suites are Italian in style with Asian touches – also surprisingly large for a city hotel.
The only Asian holistic spa in Italy is complete with an indoor pool and is a welcome retreat after a day shopping. Dining options are overseen by Antonio Guida and the private dining room seating eight is a lovely touch. Seta is where fine dining reigns and the open kitchen leads out onto the courtyard to ensure all year round dining.
Best time to be there
Coastal areas and the islands are great year round, although July and August can be very hot. The arts and opera seasons are generally at their peak outside these months. August is very much a shut down month as Italians take their annual break.
Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Milan, Pisa, Rome and Verona (British Airways), Naples and Venice (British Airways or bmi)
2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes
GMT +1 hour
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